Quercetin + Zinc: My experience, for what it is worth.
An unvaccinated neighbor of mine (I am also unvaccinated) who frequents my house was over at my place for four days in a row. On the fourth day he mentioned he was feeling sick and that a friend of his had tested positive for Covid earlier in the week. The next day he let me know he tested positive as well and that he had the following symptoms:
Full body aches
Night sweats/ trouble sleeping
Note: His symptoms were moderate and he had no breathing issues
I made him understand that I am by no means a doctor and that I don’t like playing doctor with other peoples lives and suggested he talk to one if he feels the need to do so. However, I also gave him a supply of quercetin + vitamin D, zinc, and vitamin c and suggested he start taking a regimen immediately – one 500 mg quercetin with 20 mcg vitamin D pill taken along with one 50 mg zinc twice per day and one 1000 mg vitamin C pill 3 time per day.
His symptoms were noticeably better within 2 days and a week later he is doing better, although he mentioned he still has some minor aches. For context he is in his late 30s, slightly overweight, and drinks frequently.
As for me, I took the same regimen the same day he started, prior to me showing any symptoms. Approximately 2 days after he told me he test positive, I started getting identical symptoms as him, minus the sore throat.
Day 1 of symptoms were mild
Day 2 of symptoms were moderate. At this point I increased the quercetin + zinc to three times per day.
Day 3 of symptoms were slightly less moderate.
Day 4 I felt nearly 100%. I decided to go ahead and get a test at this point and to my surprise I got a negative result (rapid antigen and rapid antibody, still awaiting PCR results)
Day 5 (today) I feel 100%.
So, perhaps the quercetin + zinc combo helps. Unfortunately I didn’t get tested earlier on in the process so I personally never tested positive. Also, it is possible that the rapid tests were not accurate. Or, perhaps, I never got Covid and I had something else. Either way, I was certainly sick for about 3 days.
For context, I am a 29 year old male who runs approximately 10-15 miles per week and who eats a healthy diet. I have also supplemented vitamin D for the last year.
I think you’re on the right track. Lots of zinc, vitamin d, quercetin … any nutrients.
Turmeric for inflammation helps with colds, sicknesses, and virus’ sometimes.
please donate blood to Red Cross and get a free antibody test. Post results. Then I become a believer in the fast test?
they need your blood, it is healthy to donate.
damn mare didn’t settle. Should I lutalyse her?
Got home Sunday from 7 day hospital stay for Covid (Organizing pneumonia, actually). But Covid caused.
I was surprised my immune system caved and I had to go to the hospital. At first I blamed FLCCC protocols for failure.
But now in retrospect, especially after reading WinstonSmith above, the FLCCC protocols more likely saved my ass.
Had I not been topped up on Vit D, Quercetin, zinc and all the rest I would not have lived. Recovering is rapid, but there is a lot of thrombotic damage. I am on the Oxy concentrator at 5 liters all day long for now.
However, I do have stamina now to get stuff done if I step away from the machine. It is increasing every day.
So, moral of the story, even if your prophy regimen is not 100 percent effective, take what it can give you. Build from there.
BTW, I am 67 years old.
Zinc needs to be balanced with copper at 10mg zinc to 1mg copper (10:1 ratio.) Here’s a snippet from the book, “Aging Without Growing Old” from Judy McFarland. It is set up like an encyclopedia. My wife swears by it! When I first mentioned the odd Covid-19 symptom of losing smell and taste, my wife said that’s a symptom of zinc deficiency and pulled out Judy’s book to show me.
Here is the book’s summary on zinc:
Sources: fresh oysters herring, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, milk, steamed crab, lobster, chicken, pork chops, turkey, lean ground beef, liver, eggs.
What it does: promotes wound healing, helps with acne, affects impotence in men, and aids in increasing sperm count; helps infertility; may help with prostate problems; for increasing immunity; for colds and flu; prevents hair loss; may help with some forms of cancer; helps with macular degeneration.
Deficiency symptoms: fingernails with white spots or bands or an opaquely white appearance, loss of taste, smell, and appetite; delayed sexual development in adolescence; underdeveloped penis and less full beard and underarm hair in boys; irregular menstrual cycle in girls; infertility and impaired sexual function in adults; poor wound healing; loss of hair; increased susceptibility to infection; reduced salivation; skin lesions; stretch marks; reduced absorption of nutrients; impaired development of bones, muscles, and nervous system; deformed offspring; dwarfism.
Optimal daily amount: 30-50 mg (take with copper, a zinc:copper ratio of 10:1.) RDA is 15 mg.
I recently got word from my sister that she and her husband came down with Covid-like symptoms on 9/10/21 and are still fighting it. My sister is almost as stubborn as I am. Earlier in the year, I told them about how important zinc, zinc ionophores, and supplementing with vitamins is to maintain a healthy terrain. She followed the protocol I set out for her until the vitamin/mineral bottles that I gave them ran out. (She threw away the niacin after a week “because the flush was too intense.”)
Would keeping the terrain in tip top shape have prevented his/her infections? I don’t know. I’ve been around others who subsequently told me they developed symptoms of Covid … and I have yet to have any sickness symptoms. Perhaps, I’m just lucky.
Similar thing recently happened to me. I just blasted it with said vitamin & minerals. You might not need Ivermectin etc. if you get a small viral load & have a good immune system – you can’t buy the cool stuff where I live anyway.
Yesterday and this morning my symptoms came back a bit, albeit still mild. Slight sore throat. I went and got another round of rapid tests which still both said negative. Interesting.
Can anyone recommend a specific, quality, reliable test for antibodies? I don’t care about getting fast results. If I get the test I will post the results here. Thanks.
Dont forget the nasal rinsing and mouth gargling. Loads of info on this now, including studies, also on FLCCC website. I wrote about this in March 2020.
I use Zinc Balance by Jarrow, recommended by FLDS doctor. Each capsule contains 15 mg Zinc and 1 mg Copper.
Good for you, Shirley! I can tell from the dearth of up-votes on my post that people just don’t understand how important it is to balance zinc with copper. It’s the zinc that does all the anti-viral work. Unfortunately, too much zinc causes the body to not utilize normally sufficient levels of copper – hence, you end up with copper deficiency symptoms. Here is a good primer on the subject:
When supplementing any nutrient, it’s important to consider the appropriate amount to take. If intake is too low, then the desired results might not occur. If supplementation is too high, then negative side-effects could occur.
The body uses copper in energy production and to support bone, skin, neurological, and cardiovascular health.* Along with zinc, copper is a component of superoxide dismutase, an important antioxidant enzyme utilized by the immune system.* Although copper deficiency is rare, it can result from high levels of zinc intake because of a decreased ability to absorb and use copper from the diet.2,5-13
Additional studies indicate copper supplementation along with zinc helps balance absorption of both nutrients.14 Many alternative and integrative practitioners recommend a ratio of 15 mg of zinc to 1 mg of copper – similar to the ratio achieved if you remain within RDA guidelines.
I follow Judy McFarland’s recommendations and take 50 mg of zinc daily. I have copper in 2 mg tablets so I take 3 of them to balance the zinc. Our bodies have evolved to work with “close enough”. Your ratio of 15:1 and my ratio of ~8:1 are both close enough.